The Doctors: Is There a Cure for Baldness?
The Doctors TV show discussed something that affects 80% of men and 20% of women–hair loss.
As we age, our hairs begin to thin, and the base of the hair follicle can become unhealthy. According to Dr. Travis Stork, newspapers are reporting that a “baldness cure” could be for sale in only two years…but is this fact or fiction?
Dr. Stork said these headlines are a little misleading, and Dr. Ordon said there’s no way a baldness cure will be on the shelves in two years. The good news is that University of Pennsylvania researchers have identified the gene that is responsible for baldness, and clinical gene therapy trials are expected to come soon.
The Doctors: Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Review for Hair Loss
If scientists can figure the gene therapy out, there could be a cure for baldness in eight years, but Dr. Stork said that’s a big maybe. In the meantime, platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy is the newest treatment for hair loss.
Five or six years ago Jessica noticed that her hair was getting thinner. Her doctor, Dr. Neil Sadick, recommended the platelet rich plasma treatment, and said they would draw her blood, activate the growth factors that stimulate hair, and inject the blood back into her scalp. This sounds painful! Would you try the PRP therapy?
Once a week for eight weeks Jessica had to come in and sit under a red light, and then it was time to perform the PRP procedure. After her blood was drawn, and activating compound was added to it stimulate her hair to grow.
The Doctors: Platelet Rich Plasma Works for Men and Women
Dr. Sadick joined Dr. Stork on The Drs., and said that having lost his hair early in his life, he knows how devastated men and women can be when they experience it.
Dr. Andrew Ordon said that he’s had the platelet rich plasma injected into his knee and they’ve also done facial injections of it on the show. For more ways to get a youthful appearance, check out the Skin Shift treatment.
Dr. Lisa Masterson was curious if they treat men and women differently, and Dr. Sadick said they do not and they see the same results with both men and women.